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One year internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored by IAEA Programs in non-Safeguards departments of the IAEA. Go to https://international.anl.gov/careers.html#interns for details and how to apply.

Benefits include:

  • Round trip airfare to Vienna or the relevant duty station (for non-local recruits)
  • Allowance for miscellaneous expenses
  • Monthly stipend to cover basic subsistence costs
  • Cost-free medical insurance (if needed)

Position ID: NA202201-P0

Position and Grade: Internship – Mass Rearing of Fruit Flies

Organizational Unit: Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications Joint FAO/IAEA Division for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture Insect Pest Control Section

Duty Station: Seiborsdorf, Austria

Duration of Appointment/Start: 1 year, Summer 2022

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Main Purpose

The main purpose of the internship is to assist with the development of mass rearing and quality control protocols for the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii.

Tasks / Key Results Expected
  • Assist with the development and testing of artificial fruit fly larval diets. A suitable artificial diet for the rearing of the Drosophila suzukii is available but final formulation for mass-rearing needs to be optimized to allow the production of high-quality insects as a primary requirement for the success of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).
  • Assist with the development of standardised quality control tests.
  • Assist with the development and validation of Gamma and X ray sterilization protocols for Bactrocera dorsalis and Drosophila suzukii species (to be conducted during the last 4 months of the internship).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Biology
  • Familiar with Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in Biology, Agronomy, Environmental Science or a related field.
  • Past experience in a laboratory environment is an asset.
  • Good written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an asset.
Applicant Eligibility
  • Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
  • Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
  • Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA's internship programme.
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.
  • Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.
How to Apply

Please follow the instructions here: https://anl.app.box.com/file/887784114900?v=HowToApply-Intern

One year internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored by IAEA Programs in non-Safeguards departments of the IAEA. Go to https://international.anl.gov/careers.html#interns for details and how to apply.

Benefits…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 1, 2022
  • End Date
    July 31, 2023
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    USD$12,000
  • Hours Per Week
    1 year

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Intern Application Checklist to confirm your eligibility (note: a separate checklist must be completed for each application).

If you meet the program requirements, please proceed to apply by completing the following steps by the application deadline:

Step 2: Send your resume and cover letter to IAEA Programs at Argonne!

Upload a single combined PDF file to https://international.anl.gov/IAEA-Careers.html or https://anl.app.box.com/f/e98c4b5c136242d28371aa3e1c725083

  • Include the Position ID at the top of each page.
  • Save file as Last Name-Position ID.pdf.
  • In file description, please include the Position ID.
  • [Please do not include any sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as birth date, transcripts, security clearances, social security number, passport information, etc.]

Step 3: Submit your information to IAEA!

Complete and submit an online job application form in the TALEO system. Under "My Jobpage", click "Access My Profile."

  • Be sure to complete all listed steps of the general profile, which includes uploading the following attachments: cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 2 reference letters written on official letterhead and signed by the recommender. If necessary, the reference letters can be uploaded to TALEO up to one week after the application deadline.
  • Click "Submit." As this is a US-funded position, it will not be listed on the general IAEA job search/page nor under “My Job Page” after you submit.

Questions? Email us at IAEAStaffing@anl.gov.

Step 1: Complete the Intern Application Checklist to confirm your eligibility (note: a separate checklist must be completed for each application).

If you meet the program…

Location

On-site
Wagramer Str. 5, 1400 Wien, Austria

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